The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Karlee Starr Blank, Attorney, McGuireWoods will speak at its webcast entitled, “How to Effectively Prevent Construction Disputes: Practical Tips and Strategies Explored LIVE Webcast.”
Karlee Starr Blank focuses her practice on federal procurement and construction. She combines her international experience and substantive legal knowledge to help achieve the objectives of transnational clients with compliance and investigation issues, and to help clients prevail in disputes against the federal government. She has a particular interest in litigating complex bid-protest actions, including corrective action decisions. She has experience advising on bid protests and complex litigation involving the Contract Disputes Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Miller Act, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, CERCLA claims, regulatory takings, project financing, as well as public-private-partnerships (P3s). Her clients include federal contractors in the aerospace and defense industry, private construction firms, and state contracting authorities. She also has extensive and substantive experience with construction-law matters. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Karlee clerked at the United States Court of Federal Claims and was an associate at a boutique construction-law firm.
McGuireWoods LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide. It ranks among the top 10 law firms in the Financial Times’ prestigious North America Innovative Lawyers report. The firm has been recognized 14 times on BTI Consulting’s “Client Service ATeam” — elite firms singled out for client service excellence based on unprompted feedback from clients in major companies. Its full-service public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, offers infrastructure and economic development, strategic communications and grassroots advocacy, and government relations solutions.
Disputes on the scope of work, defects, and timeliness often arise in construction and over the years, these disputes have evolved into more complex challenges posing greater problems to project owners and contractors. Although settled through mediation, arbitration, or trial, construction disputes can often be expensive and time-consuming.
To minimize costs and delays brought by construction disputes, project participants should create a comprehensive and firm plan where contractors and owners are proactively involved in resolving issues before they lead to disputes. Successfully employing this can also help to effectively prevent such disputes in the long run.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments in construction disputes. Speakers will also present the important issues surrounding this topic while providing helpful tips and practices to prevent construction disputes.
Key topics include:
• Construction Disputes – Trends and Statistics
• Construction Project Risks and Issues
• Construction Project Management
• Tips and Strategies to Prevent Disputes
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